Catch Pokémon In "Real Life" And Transfer Them To Pokémon Black And White 2

By Spencer . May 15, 2012 . 7:30am

pokear1Pokémon AR Searcher… ahem Pokémon Dream Radar is like Face Raiders with Pokémon instead of flying faces. The augmented reality Pokémon game has players catch Pokémon by moving their Nintendo 3DS around and zapping them with a beam.


Professor Burnett is a key character in Pokémon Dream Radar since you’re helping her with her research in the "Between Dreams" space.


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The Pokémon you catch with Pokémon Dream Radar can be transferred into Pokémon Black Version 2 and Pokémon White Version 2. Pokémon Dream Radar will debut in Japan on June 23 for 300 yen ($4). Nintendo will bring the downloadable game to North America this fall.


Pokémon Dream Radar will have hard to get Pokémon like evolved forms of Tornadus, Landorus, and Thundrus.

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  • I plan on completing the entire dex again, so of course I’m going to get this.

  • usagi_san

    I can’t wait to get B/W 2 and probably pick this up. 

    Spencer, they aren’t evolved forms they’re just alternate forms like how Shaymin has a land and sky form.

  • Shadowman

    That’s there evolve form. Whoa o__O

  • MrRobbyM

    Woah, those pokemon are uuuuuuglay. The bottom two look like Raikou and Suicune rejects. I haven’t played B/W so I’m a little late to the party, I know.

    • You better be careful. Last time I said the recent Pokemon are ugly and uninspired around this parts I raised a hate shitstorm.

      • MrRobbyM

        I wouldn’t say ugly(even though I agree, that’s an opinion), but definitely uninspired. At least compared to older generations.

        •  wouldn’t say uninspired, B+W just simply re-hashed Gen 1, Which Had Muk, which was literately a Pokemon made from Poop.
          But it’s all a matter of perspective, Gen 5 may not be appealing to us because we’re older and it’s not shiny and new

        • OverlordZetta

          Er, no. These Pokemon actually have ideas behind them in many cases – the first two gens? They’re often just random animals in Sugimori art style.

          • MrRobbyM

            Gen 1 was the beginning of Pokemon. It gets a pass. Gen 2 started getting a bit more stylized while still preserving what made gen 1 great. Simplicity and easily recognizable. Gen 5, however, while they have ideas behind them, are mostly not *great* ideas. Again, not every gen 5 Pokemon, just most of them. It’s all a matter of preference, but that’s not what I’m talking about.

          • OverlordZetta

            Well, we’ll just have to agree to disagree. Gen 1 had fantastic guys like Jynx and Mr. Mime running around, which are easily worse than anything in any later gens IN MY OPINION, which is all this is – a battle of opinions.

            You may not think they’re great ideas, others may think they’re amazin ideas. Running around saying they’re factually uninspired though, that’s, well, ignorant.

          •  Well that certainly is funny. I personally loved the first gen Pokemon. The second gen ones were *okay*. Everything after second gen is just ugly. Back to Pokemon Fire Red. Won’t be back to Pokemon until Ultra Fire Red is released. Hopefully it isn’t tainted by too many newer gen Pokemon ㅠ_ㅠ

          • OverlordZetta

            I’m not telling you what not to like or not like, I’m just saying that there wasn’t as much design or inspiration in Gen 1 as people give it credit for. If you want to like that, that’s your call. If you want to be biased agains everything after purely for… whatever silly reasons, that’s again, your call. You’ll be the one missing out.

          • Vyrus

            I respect your opinion, but there are also ugly monsters in Generation 1, in my opinion, like Grimer/Muk, Jynx, Zubat/Golbat, Magikarp, Voltorb/Electrode, Staryu/Starmie, Geodude, Weepinbell/Victreebel, Gloom, Tangela, Tentacool/Tentacruel, Koffing/Weezing, Magnemite/Magneton, and Metapod. As for me, I don’t give a damn whatever they look like as long as they’re amazing in battles. Also, don’t forget that these are all monsters, therefore, not all cute and cuddly.

      • Haha it happens a lot, but it´s true, some of the recent pokemon are in fact uninspired / ugly , like ehem ( ).

        • MrRobbyM

          Good example. Most of gen 5 pokemon seem to lack…polish.

        • OverlordZetta

          I’m not sure you guys understand what uninspired means.

          Ugly is opinion, and hey, you’re welcome to your bad one. More awesome Pokemon for the rest of us.

        • Handsome Luigi ♢

          How is Keldeo unispired/ugly? I mean I would sort of believe you if you’ve mentioned Garbodor or maybe even Stunfisk as ugly or Klink as uninspired but Keldeo looks cool among other new Pokemon like Chandellure, Liligant or Krokorok.

          Or, are you implying it is unispired because of MLP being viral? Then I guess no franchise can ever use ponies/horses/unicorns ever again then.

          • OverlordZetta

            Klink may be basic looking, but if you’re going to say it’s uninspired when it fully evolves then that’s just silly.

            But yeah, Keldeo is not only fairly aright looking, the inspiration there is pretty great – he’s younger than the other musketeers, as he’s supposed to be, and he has his hat. Like he’s supposed to. There’s a LOT of inspiration here.

          • Handsome Luigi ♢

            Eh it does. First, how is it posible for a gear to just float spontaneously? Magnemite being a couple of screws, magnets and a steel sphere could because pretty much like Magneto on Marvel comic it uses a force field to float and hence why it’s an electric type.
            Bronzor while another floating metal thing by it’s patterns you can tell it’s related to some sort of culture, it’s psychic powers allow it to float.
            Klink it’s just… a gear with a face floating out of the nowhere and as much as I think of it I don’t know how a junction of gears could cause any harm .__.

          • OverlordZetta

            I think you’re thinking too hard on that one. Tons of Pokemon of ALL gens would be defeated by logic, but well, logic takes the fun out.

          • Handsome Luigi ♢

            I wouldn’t say tons of them, there are pretty bad and illogical Pokemon around in all gens and for me Klink is one of them.

    •  Hey. These Pokemon came after the original 150. What did you expect?

      • MrRobbyM



  • not evolved form its an alternate form…….legendarys dont evolve

    • Christopher Nunes

      Unless they’re the first!

  • TheSquishyTanker

    I personally like how they look less like recolours of eachother now.

    • OverlordZetta

      Same. The original forms grew on me, but this is still really great all the same.

  • ShawnOtakuSomething

    I really don’t see why they needed a new form thay looked fine before  now they look like….ummm nvm I mist not say

    • OverlordZetta

      I think it was obvious they were getting them from the moment we saw their first forms.

    • Handsome Luigi ♢

      Im actually happy with this. The three of them looked almost exactly the same, for a moment there I was considering them the most uncreative legendaries ever.

      • ShawnOtakuSomething

        well I hope they fit in the mean story

  • OverlordZetta

    Guess its too late to say in before drones of nostalgiaists bashing the new stuff as usual eh?

    Well, whatever. Love the new designs for these guys, though I saw them earlier. Hope even more things get new forms but I imagine we’ll be waiting a while on those.

  • Handsome Luigi ♢

    And so the quest begins.
    I wanna be the very best, like no one ever waaas~
    Catch them is my real test, to train them is my caaauuuuse~

  • usagi_san

    I like these new alternate forms as much as their original forms. Each of their alternate forms reminiscent of the personal style of previous gen legendaries; their originals inspired by the Japanese shinto gods of Raijin (Thundurus), Fūjin (Tornadus) and Inari Ōkami (Landorus). However, I think Landorus’s alternate form takes more inspiration from Inari Ōkami than its original form.

    All in all, sites like Bulbagarden give me a better understanding behind the inspiration of a Pokémon’s design.        

  • TomSkylark

    Does the “Dream Radar” title mean that the Pokemon one catches through this game will have their alternate “Dream World” abilities? If so, this sounds like a potentially much more convenient way to obtain those beasties than working through the (usually tedious) “Dream World” mini-games.

  • Christopher Nunes

    Catching Pokemon in Real Life with the 3DS? That’s TOTALLY AWESOME! I can’t wait to try and catch Pokemon with my 3DS, that’s the coolest thing ever!

    And the three Legendary Pokemon’s alternate forms… were something I wasn’t expecting honestly. However as someone mention that take their appearance from past Generation Legendary Pokemon.

    Tornadus – based on the Legendary Bird Pokemon from G1
    Landorus – based on the Legendary Beast Pokemon from G2
    Thundurus -based on the Legendary… actually I’m not sure which ones our blue thunder god Pokemon is based off of. Can anyone help me with this one?

    Anyway this is amazing news!

    • dragonzoonslayer


      • Christopher Nunes

        Ah… Lugia, I can see it now. Thank you.

    • OverlordZetta

      … Or, you know, going off of their types, they got forms to match and this has nothing to do with the other legendaries?

      Why in the world do so many Pokemon fans insist that “THIS NEW THING CLEARLY IS BASED ON THIS OLD THING”? Jeez.

      • Christopher Nunes

        Huh? I was going with their appearance having a nostalgia factor to them due to their unique appearance… and now that you mentioned it they do have their forms reference to their types which is kinda cool.

        Though Tornadus’s, or is it Thundurus’s for the green one(? Can’t recall now), form doesn’t make much sense with electric given the bird-shape form it has.

        Thanks for pointing that out!

  • rurin

    lol wow they’re finally bringing it to real life? haha
    looks like it’ll be the first time I’ll ever buy something from the online shop…

  • Solomon_Kano

    I feel like they should’ve just combined this with the Pokedex 3D Pro. That would’ve been really cool. As opposed to just having all of them unlocked from the go, make a game of it! I’d have loved that. Ah well.

  • Well, there’s so much I could comment about franchise milking but that’s drowned out by the ten-year-old inside me going


    • OverlordZetta

      Yeah, but on the other hand, it at least makes up a little for over half of us couldn’t get one Dream World because of Nintendo’s crappy wireless dealies.

      • Christopher Nunes

        I actually forgot about the Dream World thing when I got B/W due to it not being able to setup an account right away before the game could come out.

        I never really got to use the feature.

        • OverlordZetta

          I got to use it a little bit before we got a new (read: not ridiculously outdated that no one should be using anymore) router, at which point all handheld Nintendo devices hated our net.
          They REALLY need to work on that next gen, assuming the 3DS didn’t already. If so, I hope these games (if they even have DW) allow you do use it through 3DS.

          • Christopher Nunes

            I concur.

          • Joanna

            Late reply is late, but I think the 3DS has it worked out more or less. From what I noticed in the internet settings, it supports a lot of different encryptions. I have WPA2 encryption at home right now and it works fine with the 3DS. Can’t use my DS any more either though. :( [Or the Dream World even when I go to Wi-Fi spots….I don’t know what happened to my Black version…all other games work fine at the hot spots. :/ So I’m really happy to see this new app.]

      •  Odd, I never had an issue with the Dream World at all : As long as I had internet connection, I’ve been able to get on from a myriad of different locations. Maybe it’s just your internet connection?

        That being said, I didn’t actually use the Dream World that often. I think I have like, maybe 2 DW pokemon I actually use during my normal gameplay. The rest are sitting in the PC. The main draw for me for this game is just me being a kid honestly. The idea of running around the room like and idiot shooting at pokemon fills me with silly childish glee.

  • neetyneety

    Geez, I don’t recognize any of those Pokemon. Maybe I should have played the rest of the series after Emerald….

  • neetyneety

    Geez, I don’t recognize any of those Pokemon. Maybe I should have played the rest of the series after Emerald….

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